CLAS Autumn Reception
Wednesday, October 15, 2018 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Sullivant Hall Rotunda, 1813 N. High Street - 1st floor
*Please note that the date of the reception has been changed from an earlier newsletter post*

Please join us to welcome faculty and students back to campus, recognize our Tinker and FLAS Fellows for 2018-19, and celebrate recent CLAS accomplishments.

We will also be debuting our new traveling pop-up exhibit, "The Hidden Life of Things: Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifacts and the Stories They Tell". This nineteen-panel exhibit features Andean and Amazonian cultural artifacts as historical and literary texts in their own right providing insight into alternative literacies and historiographies. 

Light refreshments will be provided.
UNA OSU Presents: UN Day
Monday, October 15 , 2018 from 7:30-9:00 PM
200 Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Ave.

Learn what the UN is doing right now to protect peoples' right to clean water. The guest speaker will be United Nation's Special Rapporteur, Leo Heller. 

Refreshments will be provided.
K-12 Global Fellowship Program
Join the Area Studies Centers from the The Ohio State University's Office of International Affairs for a four-part Minority Issues Around the World Global Fellowship Program for K-12 teachers. 

The K-12 Global Fellowship Program will engage K-12 teachers in a series of four guided readings, lectures, and group discussions over the course of the 2018-19 academic year. K-12 teachers will explore minority issues in East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East under the guidance of a regional expert. Teachers may opt to attend individual sessions, or the whole series. Each participant will receive a contact hour certificate for each session that they attend. Readings will be sent to registered participants two weeks prior to each discussion date below.

Enarson Classroom Building*, Room 160, 10:00AM-12:00PM on the following Saturdays:

November 17, Center for Slavic and East European Studies presents:
"Roma and Minorities in Southeastern Europe" by Dr. Sunnie Rucker-Chang, U. of Cincinnati

February 9, East Asian Studies Center presents:
"Ethnicity in China: Ethnic Minority Cultures in Southwest China" by Dr. Mark Bender, Ohio State U.

February 16, Center for Latin American Studies presents:
"Afro-Brazilian Journeys Towards Freedom" by Dr. Isis Barra Costa, Ohio State U.

March 23, Middle East Studies Center presents:
*Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Rd, Columbus, OH 43210. Parking available in the Tuttle Park Place Garage, 2000 Tuttle Park Pl., Columbus OH 43210. Teachers who attend the whole session will be provided with a paid parking token.
Andean Action Research: Internship Opportunity/Field Training
The Center for Social Well Being celebrates 18  consecutive years providing an intensive field training course on interdisciplinary  qualitative field methods and Spanish and Quechua language learning in the  Peruvian Andes. This combined undergraduate and graduate level seminar is held at the  center's rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca  mountain range of the Callejón de Huaylas.  Students actively take part in ongoing endeavors in local agricultural  communities to develop effective social interaction, in-field engagement abilities, required  language skills to carry out their own research, as well as placement with appropriate  community programs, if desired. 

InterSession Field Seminar: Thursday December 27th 2018 - Friday January 11th 2019

Application Deadline: October 25, 2018

For an application, e-mail: OR  

To visit their website,   click here
DDRA Fellowship Recipient: Ashlee Dauphinais
Five doctoral candidates from The Ohio State University have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Education, International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office. One of which is from our very own department. 

Ashlee Dauphinais, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will conduct her dissertation research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for 12 months studying Linguistic Practices among Women with Turner Syndrome in Brazil.

Dauphinais will examine the topic of linguistic practices and the construction of womanhood among individuals with Turner Syndrome (TS), one of the most common chromosomal intersex conditions. Her project examines linguistic variation and other discursive practices to explore how TS individuals mitigate personal and group identity in light of larger discourses of womanhood and femininity in Brazil. Her research facilitates insights on intersections of language, the body, health practices, and social conceptions of gender for scholars and medical practitioners.

To learn more about her achievements, along with the other four recipients, click here.

Tinker Fellow: Tania Espinales Correa
Tinker Fellow, Tania Espinales Correa, received funds to travel to Mexico City to interview Pável Granados, the coordinator of the Mexican Popular Music Catalog of the National Sound Library. She also conducted archival work at the Octavio Paz and the Salvador Novo collections of the National Sound Library of Mexico in order to establish a broad body of songs from nostalgic character written at the beginning of the last century in Mexico City by internal Mexican migrants. The purpose of her research is to understand the role of nostalgia in the music of migrants by observing their musical and geographical trajectories. 

Tania explained, "The support received from the Tinker Foundation has been fundamental in the realization of this research, since it has allowed me to continue and expand my work on music and migration, which I believe will be the basis of my doctoral thesis. The support of the Foundation has given me the opportunity to establish invaluable relationships with intellectuals and collectors, whose advice and wisdom will be fundamental for my doctoral thesis, as well as for my academic and professional future."

Tinker Field Research Grants are awarded to graduate students to support pre-dissertation research travel to and within Latin America. CLAS affiliates will be invited to attend "Tinker Talk" round table events throughout the year that feature the research progress of our Tinker Fellows. 

For more information: Tinker Field Research Grants
Volunteers Needed: 2018 Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America
CLAS is looking for undergraduate and graduate student volunteers for the 2018 ILCLA Symposium, October 25-28, 2018. Volunteer activities included: helping with participant registration, serving as session moderators, and helping guests navigate campus. All volunteers will receive free entry into participant-only symposium activities, including the Opening Reception, film showing, evening dinner, and Closing Luncheon. For all inquiries, please contact Megan Hasting, CLAS Assistant Director and symposium organizer.

Registration is open for the 2018 Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America, to be held October 25-28, 2018. 
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
  • Daniel Everett, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University
  • María Coca Chavarría, Professor, San Marcos University
  • Gaspar Pedro González, Guatemalan Author

For more information about keynote addresses, please visit:
The Power of Words
Argentina's Missing Generation
On Exhibit: September 17th - October 15th, 2018
Columbus State Library - Columbus Hall - 2nd Floor Gallery

This exposition tracks back part of the international solidarity with the mission of the Grandmothers during the late 1970s. The different sections are a travel in time, showing visitors what the world was like in 1979, the letter campaign and its protagonists, a sample of 300 letters and cards, the responses that Argentineans wrote during a 2017 presentation of the exposition in Argentina, and a mapping of the Grandmothers' search history since their formation.


BuckIDream Ally Trainings, FA18
Sponsored by the OSU BuckIDream Working Group, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Student Life

November 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm;  Location TBD
What challenges do DACA & undocumented students face nationwide? What are the financial, psychological, and educational repercussions of living with undocumented status? What OSU resources are available for DACA and undocumented students? What can I do to support these students? Where can I find more information or resources about this topic? Know your rights - Role-playing for instructors, staff, and students - Bystander training - Raise awareness in your social network - Become a member of the OSU BuckIDream Working Group!

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Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Fellowship
This program provides one-year fellowships to doctoral students to support
research at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Students must have completed all coursework for their program, be admitted into doctoral candidacy, and completed all requirements except for completion of the dissertation. Fellowships carry a stipend of $36,000, which is paid by the Smithsonian Institution and the fellow's home institution.


The deadline for submitting applications is 5 PM on November 1, 2018.

For more information on the fellowship, please visit:
On this site, you will find an Application Guide, Campus Contacts, and a link to the
application portal housed with Smithsonian.

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